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7 Best Valentines Desserts With Keto Chocolate

Published on: February 11, 2019

7 Best Valentines Desserts With Keto Chocolate

Valentine's day is right around the corner and guess what that means? Time to make some delicious keto chocolate desserts to enjoy with your loved one(s). For many people, chocolate is a must-have part of their Valentine’s day tradition, and that’s why the chocolate sales often skyrocket during this season. We’ve got seven mouthwatering recipes for you to try that will make you feel like you’re not even on a “diet.”


Can I Eat Chocolates On A Keto Diet?

Unless you’ve decided to do the keto diet for a few weeks or months to lose some weight, chances are you’re always wondering how to make it work in the long run without finding it boring or pressurizing. You’ve probably heard a lot of keto veterans say “keto is a lifestyle” and that’s true. You may have also heard “life is too short to say no to chocolate.”

Hiding from chocolates can feel like a punishment because they’re full of sugar which is a big no on the keto diet. A 50-gram bar of Cadbury can easily make you go above your daily carb limit because it has 29.5 grams of carbs (28.2 grams of sugar). You don’t want to fall for the temptation of cheating for a bar of chocolate.


So what does that mean you can never eat chocolate on keto?

Absolutely no. From chocolate bars to chocolate cheesecakes, you can have all kinds of chocolate desserts on the ketogenic diet.

However, there are some exceptions; you should avoid eating store bought chocolates unless it’s a small piece of dark chocolate now and then. These days, keto friendly chocolates and snacks are available on Amazon and other keto websites like KissMyKeto’s chocolates for instance.

Alternatively, you could also make your keto chocolates to enjoy as a part of your keto lifestyle.



What Are Keto Chocolates?

As stated above, keto chocolates are a guilt-free way of including chocolate in your keto lifestyle. They’re sweet enough to satisfy your sweet tooth without spiking your glucose levels.

The reason why keto chocolates won’t mess with your carb levels is that they’re made out of keto friendly ingredients such as unsweetened dark chocolate and artificial sweeteners such as stevia and erythritol.

For instance, our keto chocolate bar recipe below has only 8.9 grams of carbs because it uses a mix of stevia and erythritol to add sweetness to the chocolate.

For those who don’t know what erythritol is, it’s a noncaloric and non-sugar sweetener which belongs to the family of sugar alcohols. These sugar alcohols (Polyols) are naturally found in fruits and vegetables like grapes and mushrooms. Erythritol as a sweetener is produced via biotechnological production because it cannot be chemically synthesized [1].

Now that you know what keto chocolate is let’s move on to the part you’ve been waiting for.


7 Keto Chocolate Recipes Perfect For Valentines Day


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Keto Chocolate Bars with Rose Petals

Our keto chocolate bar with rose petals would be a lovely treat to enjoy with your partner or loved ones on Valentine’s day. It’s a bar of aromatic chocolate made out of keto ingredients such as cocoa butter, unsweetened cocoa, and erythritol with rose petals.

The total active cook time for this recipe is just 15 minutes, and it yields six servings. Our keto chocolate bar is also a great way to get some delicious dose of fat because it contains 37.3 grams of fat, 8.9 grams of carbs, and 1.4 grams of protein.

You can use any bar mold to make it, but it’s good to use a silicone mold as it will make it easier to pop the chocolate out without breaking it. You can even turn it into an elegant Valentine’s day gift by wrapping it with some pink or red chocolate foil wrapper.


Preparation time: 15 minutes + inactive time

Serve: 6

Ingredients:

  • ¾ cup cocoa butter
  • 1 cup unsweetened raw cocoa
  • ¼ teaspoon stevia concentrated powder
  • ¼ cup powdered erythritol
  • ½ cup rose tea petals
  • 1 teaspoon maca, optional

Instructions:

  1. Line a desired bar mold with baking paper or use silicone mold.
  2. Melt the cocoa butter over double boiler.
  3. Stir in cocoa, stevia, and erythritol. Also add maca if desired.
  4. Pour the chocolate mixture into prepared mold.
  5. Smooth the top and gently tap on the kitchen counter to remove excess air. If using silicone mold, place the mold onto cookie sheet and tap.
  6. Sprinkle the chocolate with rose petals and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  7. You can also freeze the chocolate for 15 minutes.
  8. Cut and serve.

Calories

338

Total Fat 37.3g

Saturated Fat 22.3g

Cholesterol 0mg

Sodium 2mg

Total Carbohydrate 8.9g

Dietary Fiber 2.4g

Total Sugars 5.1g 

Protein 1.4g


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Keto Chocolate Chip Cookies

How about making some keto chocolate cookies for Valentine’s day? Our recipe is super simple and easy to make and can yield you 12 delicious cookies in under 30 minutes. Instead of regular all-purpose flour, you’ll be using the keto friendly almond flour to make these tasty cookies.

The recipe calls for keto chocolate with roasted hazelnuts, but any keto friendly chocolate without nuts too. It has 9.8 grams of fat, 1.1 grams of carbs, and 1.5 grams of protein. This will also be a great gift if you wrap it in a personalized gift box (or cookie tin).


Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serve: 12 cookies


Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups almond flour
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup erythritol
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, sugar-free
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 3oz. keto chocolate with roasted hazelnuts, chopped or sugar-free chocolate

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 360F and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cream the butter with erythritol.
  3. Fold in egg and vanilla until smooth.
  4. Add the almond flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir until just combined. Add the chopped chocolate and stir until dough comes together. Shape the dough into 12 balls.
  5. Arrange the balls on the cookie sheet, leaving 1-inch space between.
  6. Press each ball to flatten.
  7. Bake the cookies for 10 minutes.
  8. Cool on a wire rack before wrapping as a gift or serving.

Calories

97

Total Fat 9.8g

Saturated Fat 5.1g

Cholesterol 36mg

Sodium 114mg

Total Carbohydrate 1.1g

Dietary Fiber 0.4g

Total Sugars 0.1g 

Protein 1.5g


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Keto Chocolate Cake

Want to spice up your Valentine’s day with a super delicious and mouthwatering cake? Try our guilt-free keto chocolate lava cake. You can prepare and cook it in under 20 minutes and use strawberries or raspberries for garnish. It yields two servings and has 33.3 grams of fat, 2.7 grams of carbs, and 9 grams of protein. If you have some more time, you can also make some keto ice cream to enjoy this delicious chocolate cake. You may also like our keto chocolate pancakes.


Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 10 minutes

Serve: 2


Ingredients:

  • 2oz. keto quality dark chocolate + 2 squares
  • 1 ½ tablespoon almond flour
  • 2 tablespoons powdered erythritol
  • 2oz. butter
  • 2 medium eggs, room temperature
  • Few raspberries, for garnish
  • 2 mint leaves, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Heat oven to 350F.
  2. Grease ramekins with some butter.
  3. Melt the remaining butter and 2oz. chocolate over a double boiler.
  4. Beat eggs with powdered erythritol until pale.
  5. Fold in melted chocolate and almond flour. Stir until smooth.
  6. Pour the mixture into ramekins and insert the chocolate cubes into the batter.
  7. Arrange the ramekins onto the baking sheet.
  8. Bake the cakes for 9-10 minutes.
  9. Invert the cakes onto plate and top with raspberries, whole or mashed, and mint leaves.

Calories

339

Total Fat 33.2g

Saturated Fat 17.6g

Cholesterol 232mg

Sodium 276mg

Total Carbohydrate 2.7g

Dietary Fiber 1.2g

Total Sugars 0.4g 

Protein 9g


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Keto Chocolate Muffins

Our keto chocolate muffin recipe yields nine servings and is perfect if you want to share some keto love with your family and friends on Valentine’s day. You can make these muffins in under 30 minutes, and it has 6 grams of fat, 1.4 grams of carbs, and 5.2 grams of protein. They’re delicious on their own, but you can also spice them up with some keto friendly frosting.


Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 15 minutes

Serve: 9


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup almond butter
  • 2/3 cup powdered erythritol
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla, sugar-free
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2oz. quality dark keto chocolate, chopped

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 250F.
  2. Line 9-hole muffin tin with paper liners.
  3. In a large bowl, combine almond butter, erythritol, cocoa powder, peanut butter, eggs, butter, vanilla, soda, and water.
  4. Once you have a smooth batter, fold in chopped chocolate.
  5. Divide the batter among prepared paper liners.
  6. Bake the muffins for 12-15 minutes.
  7. Cool on a wire rack before serving.

Calories

88

Total Fat 6g

Saturated Fat 1.9g

Cholesterol 48mg

Sodium 203mg

Total Carbohydrate 4.1g

Dietary Fiber 1.3g

Total Sugars 0.8g 

Protein 5.2g


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Keto Chocolate Fudge

Our keto chocolate fudge recipe is another great option if you want to enjoy it with your family or give as a gift to your partner on Valentine’s day because it yields 12 servings. You can prepare it in under 20 minutes (excluding refrigerating time). It has 20.7 grams of fat, 1 gram of carbs, and 0.4 grams of protein.


Preparation time: 15 minutes + inactive time

Serve: 12


Ingredients:

  • 1 cup coconut oil, in solid state
  • ¼ cup powdered erythritol
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, sugar-free

Topping:

  • 2 tablespoons cocoa butter
  • Few drops red coloring
  • Few pinches Himalayan salt

Instructions:

  1. Line 9-inch glass dish with parchment paper.
  2. Beat coconut oil and erythritol in a bowl, until fluffy.
  3. Beat in cocoa powder and vanilla. Make sure you do not overbeat the mixture.
  4. Transfer the mixture into the prepared glass dish.
  5. Smooth the top with spatula and refrigerate for 50 minutes.
  6. Melt cocoa butter in a double boiler.
  7. Stir in red coloring and drizzle in fine strands over the chilled fudge.
  8. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt and refrigerate for additional 20 minutes.
  9. Slice and serve.

Calories

182

Total Fat 20.7g

Saturated Fat 17.2g

Cholesterol 0mg

Sodium 0mg

Total Carbohydrate 1g

Dietary Fiber 0.6g

Total Sugars 0.1g 

Protein 0.4g


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Keto Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate truffles are not only delicious, but they’re also a sweet romantic treat to enjoy on Valentine’s day. Make your keto friendly version with our recipe in under 10 minutes (excluding inactive time). You can also roll the truffle balls in crushed peanuts or almonds if you like nuts. It has 7.2 grams of fat, 4.6 grams of carbs, and 3.7 grams of protein. They’ll also make a great DIY gift idea for any occasion.


Preparation time: 10 minutes + inactive time

Serve: 9


Ingredients:

  • 3oz. keto quality dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons powdered Swerve
  • 2 drops stevia
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

Coating:

  • 2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon powdered Swerve
  • ½ teaspoon smoked chipotle powder

Instructions:

  1. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
  2. Add butter and cream. Stir until smooth.
  3. Stir in Swerve, Stevia, and chili powder. Remove from the heat and continue stirring until smooth.
  4. Let the ganache cool in the fridge for 1 hour.
  5. Shape the ganache with the help of a small ice cream scoop into 9 balls.
  6. Combine cocoa powder, Swerve, and chipotle in a shallow dish.
  7. Roll the balls through the prepared cocoa powder mixture.
  8. Serve or store in the fridge.

Calories

81

Total Fat 7.2g

Saturated Fat 4.9g

Cholesterol 26mg

Sodium 137mg

Total Carbohydrate 4.6g

Dietary Fiber 0.9g

Total Sugars 2.8g 

Protein 3.7g


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Keto Brownies

Imagine enjoying some warm brownies with keto ice cream. Now bring it to reality with our simple keto fudgy brownies recipe that will yield you 16 servings. They’ll taste great without ice cream as well, but you can make keto ice cream if you have the time. Besides, you don’t need an ice cream maker to make it. You can find some easy keto ice cream recipes on YouTube that call for only 2 or 3 ingredients. The total cook time for our brownies recipe is 45 minutes, and it has 7.1 grams of fat, 2.9 grams of carbs, and 1.6 grams of protein.


Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 30 minutes

Serve: 16


Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup almond flour
  • 9oz. keto quality dark chocolate, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • ½ cup coconut butter, melted and cooled
  • ¾ cup powdered Swerve
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract, sugar-free

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line 8-inch baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium microwave-safe bowl combine 60z. of chocolate and coconut butter.
  3. Microwave for 30-40 seconds until melted, then whisk to combine. Set aside to cool slightly
  4. While the chocolate mixture is cooling combine the almond flour and cocoa powder in a large bowl.
  5. Add the eggs and Swerve to the melted chocolate mixture then whisk until combined. 
  6. Then, add the chocolate mixture to the dry ingredients. Mix until smooth.
  7. Fold in the remaining chopped chocolate, reserving some for the top of the brownies.
  8. Transfer the brownie batter to the prepared baking tin and top with the reserved chocolate.
  9. Bake for 28-30 minutes.
  10. Allow to cool to room temperature before removing from the tin and cutting into 16 squares.
  11. Serve sprinkled with chocolate.

Calories

72

Total Fat 7.1g

Saturated Fat 4g

Cholesterol 39mg

Sodium 53mg

Total Carbohydrate 2.9g

Dietary Fiber 0.4g

Total Sugars 2g

Protein 1.6g


Takeaways

Your valentine’s day doesn’t have to feel incomplete without chocolates because you can make any of these delicious keto friendly chocolate desserts to enjoy with your partner or loved ones. You will not be kicked out of ketosis because these recipes use keto friendly ingredients such as almond flour, erythritol, and stevia.

We know it can be tempting, but try not to eat them all in one go because some artificial sweeteners like erythritol can sometimes cause side effects such as diarrhea and bloating. Those who have a sensitive stomach are more likely to experience such symptoms, but you can lower your risk by eating them moderately with some time gap.

We hope you have a beautiful Valentine’s day with our delicious keto chocolate recipes.

References

  1. Regnat K, Mach RL, Mach-Aigner AR. Erythritol as sweetener - wherefrom and whereto? 2017 December - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5756564/

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